Mirpur AJK jolts as earthquake measuring at the Richter scale 3.09


Altaf Hamid Rao.

MIRPUR (AJK):     The Mangla lake-city of Mirpur Azad Jammu & Kashmir and the adjoining areas experienced earthquake of mild intensity we hours on Saturday, authorities confirmed.
The area was shaken following the catastrophe measuring 3.09 at the Richeter Scale at 04.32 a.m on Saturday.
The epicenter of the earthquake was with 56 kilometer depth –  19 kilometer away in north-west of Jhelum, the adjoining district of Punjab province.
No loss of life or property was reported from any part of the Mirpur and adjoining areas following the calamity.
It may be added that the aftershocks of mild intensity are experienced,  with pause of months,  since the Sept. 24 last year  devastating earthquake of moderate intensity measuring 5.8 at Richter Scale  had stroke  Mirpur City and its adjoining areas in twin constituencies of LA-3 and 04  in this district of Azad Jammu & Kashmir.
The catastrophe had left at least 40 persons dead besides injuring of minimum of  800 others sustained injuries in two major phases of the earthquake in Mirpur and adjoining Bhimbher districts on September 24, and 26, last year.
On Saturday – June 13,  – Mirpur city was shaken by the earthquake of mild intensity that lasted for about 05 to 06 seconds.
People rushed out of houses to open spaces in panic. The recent wave of the catastrophe spread severe panic in entire area.